What will I study?
The Ancient History A Level course gives students the opportunity to study a range of significant individuals, societies and events which will inspire and motivate them to engage further with the classical world. The course offers a range of options, and covers both the study of Roman and Greek societies.
The A Level consists of four papers each worth 25% and each 2 hours 30 minutes in length.
Greek period study: Relations between Greek and non-Greek states, 492–404 BC; focusing on the interrelations between Sparta, Athens and Persia from 492 to 404 BC. Greek depth study; this will include study of one of the following:
- The Politics and Society of Sparta, 478– 404 BC
- The Politics and Culture of Athens, c.460– 399 BC
- The Rise of Macedon, 359–323 BC
Roman period study: The Julio-Claudian Emperors, 31 BC–AD 68; focusing on the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius and Nero.
Roman depth study; Ruling Roman Britain, AD 43–128.
Where will it lead?
There are many university courses available to students who have studied History at A Level, such as Ancient History, Classical Civilisation, History and Archaeology, which could lead to a range of career possibilities from Museum Curator, to Law and Journalism.